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Chanukah Programming On TPR

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Join Texas Public Radio for two programs celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, in December. "Hanukkah Lights" will air on Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM and all other TPR news stations, and "Candles Burning Brightly" will be broadcast on Tuesday, December 12 at 4 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM.

"Hanukkah Lights" is a perennial NPR favorite, with all new Hanukkah stories. Authors TBA. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

"Candles Burning Brightly" features host Mindy Ratner presenting music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading.

These broadcasts are made possible by San Antonio Jewish Senior Services.

Candles Burning Brightly Program playlist:

  • Traditional Yiddish (arr H Netsky) – Oy, Chanukah…New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble
  • Traditional Sephardic – Los Siete Hijos de Hanna…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble
  • Solomon Golub (arr Z Mlotek) – Borukh Ate zingt der Tate…Essential Voices USA
  • Traditional Folk Melody – Lichvod HaChanukah…Ron Raines, baritone; Essential Voices USA Orchestra
  • Hugo Chaim Adler – Hannerot Hallalu…Carolina Chamber Chorale; Zhou Jin, piano
  • Folk Melody (arr Clurman, Hochman & Mitchell) – Haneirot Halalu…Essential Voices USA
  • Traditional Yiddish – Haneyros Halalu…Lissa Schneckenburger, violin; Hankus Netsky, piano
  • Chaim Parchi (arr J Jacobson) – Aleh Neiri…Chaim Parchi, soloist; Zamir Chorale of Boston
  • Leo Low (arr L Moore) – Likhtelekh…Coro Hebraeico
  • Traditional Hebrew – Mi Zeh Hidlik…Counterpoint
  • Flory Jagoda (arr H Netsky) – Ocho Candelikas…Rebecca Shrimpton, Marissa Steingold & the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble
  • Howard Schwartz – “The Lost Menorah”…Theodore Bikel, reader
  • Traditional Sephardic – Azeremoz una merenda…Voice of the Turtle
  • Traditional – Maoz Tsur (English)…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble
  • Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Hebrew)…Zamir Chorale of Boston
  • Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Instrumental)…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
  • Traditional – My Little Dreydl…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
  • Traditional Yiddish – Ich bin a kleyner dreydl…Chicago a Cappella
  • Traditional Hebrew (arr S Barnett) – S’vivon…New England Conservatory Chorus
  • Judith Shatin – Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin…New London Children’s Choir
  • Avrom Goldfaden (arr E Levine) – Drey Zikh, Dreydele…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble
  • Abraham Ellstein and Moishe Oysher (arr Ellstein, Jacobson & Netsky) Drey Dreydele…New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble and Chorus